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Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast

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Federal subject  Chelyabinsk Oblast
Town  Korkino
Local time  Friday 5:42 PM
Country  Russia
Administrative district  Korkinsky District
Area  49 km²
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Administrative center of  Korkinsky District, Town of Korkino
Weather  -1°C, Wind S at 21 km/h, 61% Humidity

Korkino (Russian: Ко́ркино) is a town and the administrative center of Korkinsky District in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the eastern slope of the Southern Ural Mountains, 42 kilometers (26 mi) south of Chelyabinsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 38,597 (2010 Census); 41,501 (2002 Census); 45,198 (1989 Census).

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Map of Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia

History

It was founded as a village of the same name in the second half of the 18th century. It was granted town status on October 2, 1942.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Korkino serves as the administrative center of Korkinsky District. As an administrative division, it is, together with two rural localities, incorporated within Korkinsky District as the Town of Korkino. As a municipal division, the Town of Korkino is incorporated within Korkinsky Municipal District as Korkinskoye Urban Settlement.

Economy

Korkino is an important coal-mining center.

Notable people

Mountain climber Anatoli Boukreev was born here in 1958. Professional hockey player Artemi Panarin was also born in Korkino, in 1991, he currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks

References

Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast Wikipedia


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